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New Amerykah Part 1 (4th World War)Universal Motowns multi-platinum-selling, Grammy award winning singer/songwriter/actress Erykah Badu returns to the music scene with her new album New Amerykah featuring the debut single Honey. Laced with Erykahs bluesy grit and MC style vocals, the song is bolstered by producers 9th Wonders razor sharp hip hop beats. Badu describes the song as an old school track with some funk on it. Badu has enlisted some of the most talented, groundbreaking underground producers and engineers in the hip-hop game to support her breakthrough return, including Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder (Jay-Z, Nas, Mary J. Blige), Madlib, Mike Chav Chavarria and R&B singer Bilal. The music is the star, says Erykah, I just laid down my vocals and let the music breathe while the melodies tell the stories. The album is part one of the series New Amerykah Part 1 & 2.
Badu, a Dallas native, emerged in 1997 with her masterpiece debut album Baduizm as a primal force of nature connecting old school soul with contemporary R&B. The album garnered her numerous award nominations, pulling 2 coveted Grammys (Best Female R&B Vocal, Best R&B Album) and multiple Top spots on critics Best-Of-The-Year Lists. In 2000 she followed up with the critically acclaimed platinum selling album, Mamas Gun. In 2003 the EP World Wide Underground was awarded Gold certification.1. Amerykahn Promise
2. The Healer/Hip Hop
4. My People
6. The Cell
8. Master Teacher
9. That Hump
11. Honey (Bonus)$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Strength Of A WomanStrength of a Woman is the thirteenth studio album by Mary J. Blige. The album features guest appearances by Kanye West, Quavo, DJ Khaled, Missy Elliott, Prince Charlez, and Kaytranada.LP 1
1. Love Yourself
2. Thick Of It
3. Set Me Free
4. It's Me
5. Glow Up
6. U + Me (Love Lesson)
1. Thank You
3. Find The Love
5. Telling The Truth
6. Strength Of A Woman$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-CAP-6411xMary J. Blige
What's The 411?What's the 411? is the debut album from Mary J. Blige, Upon being signed to Uptown Records. The album spawned six singles, including You Remind Me and Real Love. The album eventually sold 3.4 million copies and was certified triple platinum by the RIAA. Mary was praised for combining hip hop and soul music, subsequently earning her the title Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. Continuing with its vinyl reissue campaign, UMe will be reissuing this classic on vinyl for the first time in over 20 years.LP 1
1. Leave A Message
3. Real Love
4. You Remind Me
5. Intro Talk
6. Sweet Thing
1. Love No Limit
2. I Don't Want To Do Anything
3. Slow Down
4. My Love
5. Changes I've Been Going Through
6. What's The 411?$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Waiting To Exhale SoundtrackMasterfully Produced And All But One Track Written By Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
Featured R&B Divas Old School (Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan) And New School (Whitney Houston, Brandy, Mary J. Blige)
Released In Purple Vinyl (Whitney Houston's Favorite Color)
Waiting to Exhale was a phenomenon on so many levels. First, it was a literary phenomenon, as the 1992 novel launched author Terry McMillan to superstardom. Then, when the feature film based on the book was released in 1995, it became a broader cultural phenomenon-a mainstream Hollywood film focusing on the lives of four African-American women was a genuinely revolutionary act at the time. And, finally, it was a musical phenomenon, as its soundtrack seamlessly blended female R&B divas new school (Whitney Houston, Brandy, Mary J. Blige, etc.) and old school (Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan) in a masterful suite of songs composed and produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.
Critical and commercial reaction to the soundtrack was over the top; The New York Times deemed the album one of the Top Ten releases of the year, and the record topped the Billboard Pop and R&B charts for five and ten weeks, respectively, spawning the #1 hit singles "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)," "Not Gon' Cry," and "Let It Flow." Yet, because the album came out in 1995 at the height of the CD era, Waiting to Exhale never came out on LP in the U.S., and was released in Europe as a low-budget 2-LP set with both records stuffed inside a single album jacket pocket.
Now, Real Gone Music is releasing this landmark '90s R&B album on vinyl in America for the first time in a limited edition (of 1000) gatefold double-LP package sporting a luminous photo of the movie's four principal actors (Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon, and Loretta Devine) on the inside spread and pristine vinyl pressed in purple (Whitney's favorite color).
Gently pulsating and seductive, Waiting to Exhale is Babyface's masterpiece, one of the great make-out records of all time; now you can get that slow jam groove in the grooves!LP 1
1. Exhale (Shoop Shoop) - Whitney Houston
2. Why Does It Hurt So Bad - Whitney Houston
3. Let It Flow - Toni Braxton
4. It Hurts Like Hell - Aretha Franklin
5. Sittin' Up In My Room - Brandy
6. This Is How It Works - TLC
7. Not Gon' Cry - Mary J. Blige
8. My Funny Valentine - Chaka Khan
1. And I Gave My Love To You - Sonja Marie
2. All Night Long - SWV
3. All Night Long - Chante Moore
4. My Love, Sweet Love - Patti LaBelle
5. Kissing You - Faith Evans
6. Love Will Be Waiting At Home - For Real
7. How Could You Call Her Baby - Shanna
8. Count On Me - Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans$35.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Cookbook (Pre-Order)With The Cookbook, the innovative Missy Elliott proves to the masses she is a musical mad scientist whose artistic abilities are unparalleled and without peer. Elliott is a quadruple threat: rapper, singer, songwriter and producer; add that to her woman-empowered lyrics and Missy's ability to be a musical and mental role model is inarguable. As a producer, Missy Elliott knows how to build a great project by incorporating the best talent available, an easy task since so many want to work with her. Not surprisingly, The Cookbook is filled with a world-class guest list.
That very large list includes American Idol winner Fantasia , cRunk&B queen Ciara , old-school rapper Slick Rick , dancehall sensation M.I.A. (on the drumline-heavy Bad Man) and the current queen of soul, Mary J. Blige . In a reversal of roles, My Struggles finds Missy singing Ya'll don't really know my life, y'all don't really know my struggles while Mary J. raps over a sample of herself from What's The 411. One unexpected surprise is Missy sings out more than on previous releases. The bare-bones Remember When is a definite standout, a 70's-inspired slow jam highlighted by her honest lyrics, sweet falsetto and jazz-affected tones. The beautiful melancholy of Teary Eyed is another standout, an amen-inducing testament to a relationship gone wrong and the beginning of the healing process.
To hear Missy sing with full rawness and no bravado is a further testament to her talents and will likely bring an even larger audience into her fold. - Denise Sheppard1. Joy
3. Irresistible Delicious
4. Lose Control
5. My Struggles
7. On & On
8. We Run This
9. Remember When
10. 4 My Man
11. Can't Stop
12. Teary Eyed
14. Click Clack
15. Time And Time Again
16. Bad Man$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
UNIM-CAP-8358xMary J. Blige
The London SessionsMary J. Blige has once again confounded expectations and ventured into new musical territory by crossing the Atlantic to collaborate with some of this
decade's most celebrated UK musical talent - including Disclosure, Eg White, Emile SandÉ, Jimmy Napes, Naughty Boy, SAM ROMANS and Sam Smith
- and recorded a new studio album, The London Sessions. This extraordinary new collection will be released on Capitol Records.1. Therapy
3. Not Loving You
4. When You're Gone
5. Right Now
6. My Loving
7. Long Hard Look
8. Whole Damn Year
9. Nobody But You
10. Pick Me Up
12. Worth My Time$24.99Vinyl LP -2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Best Of 25 Years (Awaiting Repress)Representing a diverse cross-section of Sting's enduring solo career, Sting: The Best Of 25 Years, is presented on two LPs, comprising 12 remastered songs. Highlights include the No. 1 hits If You Love Somebody Set Them Free and All This Time, as well as Grammy winners If I Ever Lose My Faith In You and Whenever I Say Your Name featuring Mary J. Blige.
Sting: The Best Of 25 Years was produced by Rob Mathes and executive produced by Sting's longtime manager, Kathryn Schenker.1. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
2. We'll Be Together
4. All This Time
5. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
6. Fields Of Gold
7. Desert Rose
8. Whenever I Say Your Name
9. Never Coming Home
10. Message In A Bottle
11. Demolition Man
12. Heavy Cloud No Rain$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Songs In The Key Of Life (Awaiting Repress)No. 56 On Rolling Stone's List Of 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
2x 180 Gram Vinyl + Bonus 7-Inch EP
Two years in the making, Songs In The Key Of Life is a groundbreaking sonic masterpiece that brilliantly brings together Stevie Wonder's genius for pop music, his bold experimentation, and his lyrical humanitarian concerns. Released on the Tamla label by Motown in late September 1976, the 21-song album remains an immeasurable influential recording.
A critically acclaimed double-LP that includes a four-song bonus EP and a 24-page booklet, Songs In The Key Of Life is the first album by an American artist, and the first double-album, to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Album Chart. The album won the Grammy® for Album of the Year; Wonder also won for Producer of the Year; Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male; and Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male. The latter was awarded for "I Wish," the first single from the album, which hit No. 1 Pop and R&B. "Sir Duke," the follow-up single, was No. 1 on both charts as well, while "Another Star" and "As" were each Top 40 hits on the Pop and R&B charts; "Another Star" was also a top 3 club chart hit. Among the album's many other notable tracks, "Isn't She Lovely" was a hit without being released as a single; "Pastime Paradise" became the basis of Coolio's 1995 rap hit "Gangsta's Paradise," a No. 1 hit in many countries worldwide. A cover of "As," by George Michael and Mary J. Blige, was a top 5 hit in the U.K. in 1999. That same year, "I Wish" was prominently sampled in the No. 1 hit by Will Smith, "Wild Wild West."
Songs In The Key Of Life, with Wonder and his band Wonderlove accompanied by all-star musicians and singers, is No. 56 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "500 Greatest Albums of All Time." It is one of the few albums to be awarded Diamond status by the RIAA, for sales of more than ten million copies in the U.S.LP 1
1. Love's In Need Of Love Today
2. Have A Talk With God
3. Village Ghetto Land
5. Sir Duke
6. I Wish
7. Knocks Me Off My Feet
8. Pastime Paradise
9. Summer Soft
1. Ordinary Pain
2. Isn't She Lovely
3. Joy Inside My Tears
4. Black Man
5. Ngiculela - Es Una Historia - I Am Singing
6. If It's Magic
8. Another Star
A Something Extra 7 EP
2. Ebony Eye
3. All Day Sucker
4. Easy Goin' Evening (My Mama's Call)$45.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl + 7 - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Miseducation Of Lauryn HillRanked 312/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' is the critically and commercially acclaimed solo album by female Fugee Lauryn Hill. Originally released on August 25th, 1998, it has been widely praised for its seamless fusion of R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, and Neo-Soul. The songs vary in style, but make for a cohesive album. In 1999, the album garnered 10 Grammy nominations at the 41st Grammy Awards. When Hill won 5 Grammies that night, her achievement made her the first female to receive that many in one night. The album includes collaborations with soul singer D'Angelo on Nothing Even Matters; guitarist Carlos Santana on To Zion; singer Mary J. Blige on I Used to Love Him and well as then little-known John Legend playing the piano on Everything is Everything.
Over 10 years after its original release Hill's debut solo album has proven to stand the test of time easily.1. Intro
2. Lost Ones
4. To Zion
5. Doo Wop (That Thing)
7. Final Hour
8. When It Hurts So Bad
9. I Used To Love Him
10. Forgive Them Father
11. Every Ghetto, Every City
12. Nothing Even Matters
13. Everything Is Everything
14. The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
15. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
16. Tell Him$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Under Construction (Pre-Order)Attention B-girls and boys: Missy Elliott is officially over it. Like her homegirl Mary J. Blige, the rap diva declares, no more drama. Time to get back to the essence. To that end, Under Construction bubbles over with a combination of ridiculously slamming beats and clever old-school references--not to mention a slew of guest stars. Based on the rhyme schematic from UTFO's Roxanne Roxanne and featuring Ms. Jade's tight-laced drawl, Funky Fresh Dressed draws on several classics, including the Beasties' Paul Revere. Missy croons and Jay-Z namedrops his way through the loose-limbed Back in the Day. Ludacris injects some new jack Southern flavor into the sinuous anti-hater's anthem, Gossip Folks. Work It features a catchy chorus and an absolutely insane Timbaland track.
As is to be expected, Aaliyah's presence looms large over the proceedings, especially on the classic Misdemeanor-style hip-hop and R&B hybrid, Nothing out There for Me. Missy's rap adlibs play second fiddle to the song's lush vocals, as BeyoncÉ fills the diva role previously occupied by the late, great Aaliyah. -Rebecca Levine1. Intro
2. Go To The Floor
3. Bring The Pain
4. Gossip Folks
5. Work It
6. Back In The Day
7. Funky Fresh Dressed
9. Nothing Out There For Me
11. Play That Beat
12. Ain't That Funny
14. Can You Hear Me$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
In The Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows Edition) (Awaiting Repress)Sam Smith has just announced that he is re-releasing his award-winning (and chart-topping) debut album In The Lonely Hour as the new, double-LP set In The Lonely Hour: The Drowning Shadows Edition -- a move that he calls his final bow before his second album.
The release's second LP will be filled with one-off tracks and covers, as well as a brand-new song called Drowning Shadows. Produced by frequent Smith collaborators Jimmy Napes and Steve Fitzmaurice, Drowning Shadows is a stripped back, heart-wrenching ballad per the press release (would you expect anything less?).
Also included are covers of Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston, as well as Smith's collaborations with Mary J. Blige, Disclosure, and more.
--Natalie Weiner, billboardLP1
1. Money On My Mind
2. Good Thing
3. Stay With Me
4. Leave Your Lover
5. I'm Not The Only One
6. I've Told You Now
7. Like I Can
8. Life Support
9. Not In That Way
10. Lay Me Down
12. Latch (Acoustic)
13. La La La
14. Make It To Me
1. Drowning Shadows
2. Love Is A Losing Game
4. How Will I Know?
5. Omen (Acoustic) feat. Disclosure
6. Latch feat. Disclosure (Live from Madison Square Garden, New York)
7. Stay With Me Feat. Mary J Blige
8. I'm Not The Only One Feat. A$AP Rocky
9. Lay Me Down Feat. John Legend$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Sacred LoveAvailable for the first time on vinyl, guest artists on Sacred Love include Vicente Amigo, Anoushka Shankar, and Mary J. Blige. The 2LP set is packaged in an exact replica of the original artwork, on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl. The new vinyl master was cut at the legendary Abbey Road studios to ensure exceptional audio quality.LP 1
2. Send Your Love
3. Whenever I Say Your Name
4. Dead Man's Rope
5. Never Coming Home
6. Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)
1. Forget About The Future
2. This War
3. The Book Of My Life
4. Sacred Love
5. Send Your Love$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
My ChristmasOriginally released in 2009, the first Christmas album from the superstar vocalist. Includes duets with Reba
McEntire, Natalie Cole, Mary J Blige and The Muppets. The album is a heart-warming collection of songs destined
to become a holiday classic for years to come. Produced by the legendary Grammy-Award winner David Foster, the album features the singer's unmistakable soaring vocals alongside duets with his special guests. A 180 gram 2LP set in a gatefold package with printed inner sleeves!1. White Christmas/Bianco Natale
2. Angels We Have Heard On High
3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
4. The Christmas Song with Nathalie Cole
5. The Lord's Prayer - with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
6. What Child This Is - with Mary J. Blige
7. Adeste Fidelis
8. O Tannenbaum
9. Jingle Bells - featuring The Muppets
10. Silent Night
11. Blue Christmas - with Reba McEntire
12. Cantique De Noel
13. Caro Gesu Bambino
14. I Believe - with Katherine Jenkins
15. God Bless Us Everyone$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Beautiful Struggle
Universal Music Enterprises Continues Its "Respect The Classics" Tribute To Many Of Hip-hop's Finest With The Vinyl Reissue Of Rap Icon Talib Kweli's
Historic Rawkus Records Catalog
The Beautiful Struggle is the second solo album by American rapper Talib Kweli. The album was originally released in 2004, and features guest appearances by rappers such as Common and Jean Grae.
The album featured production from Kanye West, The Neptunes, Supa Dave West, Just Blaze & Hi-Tek. The first single off the album, I Try featuring Mary J. Blige, was fairly popular as a music video, followed by the second single Never Been In Love.1. Going Hard
2. Back Up Offa Me
3. Broken Glass
4. We Know
5. A Game
6. I Try
7. Around My Way
8. We Got The Beat
9. Work It Out
10. Ghetto Show
11. Black Girl Pain
12. Never Been In Love
13. Beautiful Struggle$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Lost & FoundThe album is Smith's first to be released on Interscope Records after several releases with Columbia. It is also his first studio album since Born to Reign. Released in early 2005, the album features the hit single Switch. Guest artists on the album include Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and long-time partner DJ Jazzy Jeff. The title comes from how he felt he was lost since he's put rap primarily on hold to do films, and found because he's back again. The album cover features Smith with a street sign saying West Philly & Hollywood in reference to his Philadelphia roots and current Hollywood life as a superstar. The album is consistent in its critiques of the perceived state of hip hop, and the album has gained some notoriety because of a track entitled Mr. Nice Guy, in which he takes slight shots at those who have criticized him in the past, namely Wendy Williams, Larry Elder, and Eminem.LP 1 - Side One
1. Here He Comes
2. Party Starter
4. Mr. Niceguy
1. Ms. Holy Roller
2. Lost & Found
3. Tell Me Why
4. I Wish I Made That / Swagga
LP2 - Side One
1. Pump Ya Brakes
2. If U Can't Dance (Slide)
3. Could U Love Me
1. Wave Em Off
2. Scary Story
3. Switch ...R&B Remix
4. Switch (Reggae Remix) (Hidden Track)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
IVDub Trio is back with their fourth and most powerful album to date, IV, an overwhelming blend of sounds, styles and ideas that come out swinging, and hit harder than ever. Can metal coexist with dubs bass heavy rhythms? Dub Trios newest album proves that not only can such incongruities coexist, but that in the right hands they flourish!
With IV the band succeeds dramatically at emphasizing the theories, emotions, sounds and concepts of their current musical exploration. IV finds the members playing multiple instruments, tweaking, turning and torturing knobs, cutting and chopping the audio itself, and shaping the compositions to create their own unique interpretation of dub as an art form.
As go-to live musicians for both Mike Patton and Matisyahu, Dub Trio has also worked closely with Lady Gaga as her original showcasing band, 50 Cent and G-Unit, Mary J. Blige, Tupac, Yoko Ono, The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def, Mobb Deep, and many more.1. En Passant
4. Control Issue Controlling Your Mind
5. Ends Justify the Means
7. Patient Zero
9. Thousand Mile Stare$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-IDL-3147xThey Might Be Giants
NanobotsOver the years, They Might Be Giants have switched between music for kids and music for grown-ups, and for their latest album, the band will be gearing their poppy alt-rock tunes towards adults. The collection is called Nanobots, and it was produced by frequent collaborator Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Mary J. Blige) at his private studio. While this music isn't kid-oriented, it looks to be filled with no shortage of youthful exuberance. According to a press release, the album contains charming wit, electrifying pop melodies and just enough bass clarinet.
Certainly, the single Call You Mom could almost pass for a children's song with its garage pop riffs and slightly goofy lyrics. If you've got any kids who enjoy They Might Be Giants, they might well get a kick out of this one. This is the band's first album since 2011's Join Us.
-Alex Hudson1. Through Mind and Back
3. Attic Doctor
4. The Bath
5. Pelican Man
7. Sleep Paralysis
8. Third Dystopia
9. Raspberry Cane
10. Daisyphobia$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
GleanGlean is the upcoming seventeenth studio album by They Might Be Giants. It includes songs direct from the first weeks of their Dial-A-Song service. The range of these recordings is truly staggering. From the manic violin-driven ''Music Jail, Pt. 1 & 2'' to the bluesy grinding of ''Underwater Woman,'' Glean comprises some of They Might Be Giants' most vital work of their 30+ year career. With the album, TMBG's sound is in equal turns as rocking, surprising, effervescent, and truly original as they have ever been. The highly anticipated album is produced with long-time collaborator Pat Dillett (St. Vincent, Mike Doughty, Donald Fagen, Mary J. Blige, David Byrne, etc), and comes hot on the heels of 2013 s wildly popular Nanobots.1. Erase
2. Good To Be Alive
3. Underwater Woman
4. Music Jail, Pt. 1 & 2
6. I Can Help The Next In Line
7. Madam, I Challenge You To A Duel
8. End Of The Rope
9. All The Lazy Boyfriends
11. Hate The Villanelle
12. I'm A Coward
14. Let Me Tell You About My Operation
15. Glean$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Like FunThey Might Be Giants is back! The Brooklyn originals can't stop and won't stop, with 2018 already destined to be one of their most magnificent and productive years to date. Thirty-five years deep into their epic career, this January will see the release of their brand-new studio album I Like Fun.
The fifteen-track album was produced with and mixed by Patrick Dillett (St. Vincent, David Byrne, Mary J. Blige, The National, Donald Fagen) and recorded at Reservoir Studios (the former Skyline Studios where TMBG recorded their platinum album Flood). The lead track "I Left My Body" is a prime slice of the power They Might Be Giants commands. Hyper-melodic, fresh, and ever rocking, They Might Be Giants' formidable live lineup enjoys a reputation for delivering one of the best shows around, and this album is a real showcase for that musical energy. I Like Fun jumps with surprises, vitality, and the startling, singular point of view TMBG always delivers.1. Let's Get This Over With
2. I Left My Body
3. All Time What
4. By The Time You Get This
5. An Insult To The Fact Checkers
6. Mrs. Bluebeard
7. I Like Fun
8. Push Back The Hands
9. This Microphone
10. The Bright Side
11. When The Light Comes On
12. Lake Monsters
13. Mccafferty's Bib
14. The Greatest
15. Last Wave$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Revamp: The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin (Pre-Order)Release Date: June 22, 2018*
Bringing together a carefully curated selection of the world's biggest and best artists, Revamp sees Elton John and co-writer Bernie Taupin's best-loved songs reinterpreted by some of contemporary music's most vital talents. The album spans a breathtaking array of styles, shining a light on Elton's unparalleled influence across popular music of all genres, ranging from Hip-hop / Soul (Q-Tip, Mary J Blige) to Rock (The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age) to Pop (Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, P!nk & Logic).
"'It's always a huge compliment when an artist loves your song enough to take the time and effort to rework it," says Elton. "As songwriters, Bernie and myself are thrilled when singers we admire and respect as much as those on Revamp choose to add their own unique twist in the process. It means that our music is still relevant and ultimately that our songs continue to reach new audiences. We're humbled and thank them all for their generosity."
Revamp arrives as follow up to Elton's ultimate greatest hits album Diamonds, released in November of 2017. Coinciding with his 70th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his phenomenal songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin, the album prompted a flurry of celebratory activity and was certified twice Gold in the UK, reaching the top 5 of the UK album chart upon its release.
Revamp stands as yet another timely reminder of John and Taupin's influence on the next generation of global stars at a time when their music continues to fill stadiums, sell albums and influence fashion. John stands alone as a true great, whose music still garners such admiration from a truly broad range of global stars.
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. Bennie And The Jets - Elton John, P!nk and Logic
2. We All Fall In Love Sometimes - Coldplay
3. I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues - Alessia Cara
4. Candle In The Wind (2018 Version) - Ed Sheeran
5. Tiny Dancer - Florence +The Machine
6. Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Mumford & Sons
7. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - Mary J. Blige
8. Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Q-Tip feat. Demi Lovato
9. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters - The Killers
10. Daniel - Sam Smith
11. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Miley Cyrus
12. Your Song - Lady Gaga
13. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Queens of the Stone Age$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Ella: Accentuate The PositiveImport
Violinist Regina Carter celebrates the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald.
A hundred years after her birth, there are still plenty of lessons to be learned from listening to Ella Fitzgerald. But that's not the only takeaway that Regina Carter has gleaned from Ella's storied career. On her new album, Ella: Accentuate the Positive, the virtuoso violinist reveals the many aspects of Fitzgerald that have influenced her own remarkable path in music. That translates to an album that avoids the more obvious song choices in favor of more obscure though no less rewarding tunes from deep inside Ella's bountiful catalogue. Instead of trying to echo Fitzgerald's own choices and arrangements, or attempting the near-impossible task of evoking her beloved voice on the violin, Carter has done what has always set her apart - followed her own dauntless instincts, resulting in a singular new take on both familiar and hidden classics.
Carter's enchantment with Ella Fitzgerald continued from childhood into adulthood and she grew to realize how much technique and virtuosity were involved in producing a sound so warm and inviting. The ability to spark that connection was central to Carter's choice of songs for Ella: Accentuate the Positive. From the gospel-tinged performance on the opening Ac-cen-tchu-ate the Positive to the airily funky arrangement of Crying in the Chapel and the bluesy take on I'll Never Be Free that sets the tone for the slinky groove of All My Live.
Regina Carter draws from a diverse well of influences that include classical, jazz, Motown swing, funk, and world music among others. Over a span of more than two decades, she has established herself as an enduring and creative force in jazz, thanks to a string of highly acclaimed solo and collaborative recordings, a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship and a relentless tour schedule that has taken her to all corners of the globe. She has performed with a variety of high-profile jazz and pop artists including Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Billy Joel, Dolly Parton, Max Roach and Oliver Lake. A master of improvisational jazz violin, Carter's performances highlight the often overlooked potential of the jazz violin for its lyric, melodic and percussive potential.LP 1
1. Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive
2. Crying In The Chapel
3. I'll Never Be Free
4. All My Life
1. Dedicated To You
2. Reach For Tomorrow
5. I'll Chase The Blues Away$41.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Klipsch The Capitol Three Special Edition Speaker
Klipsch and Capitol Records®, two iconic voices both celebrating over seven decades of bringing sound to life, partner to honor and pay tribute to the integral role music plays in shaping our lives. Incorporating luxury materials such as real wood veneer and tactile spun copper switches and knobs, The Capitol Three Special Edition tabletop stereo system blends the acoustics and classic design legacy of Paul W. Klipsch with the latest technologies available today
The Capitol Records label was founded as the first West Coast-based record label in the United States in 1942. Throughout the years, Capitol has captured some of the most influential, iconic singers and songwriters ever. Artists currently signed to Capitol Records include the Beatles, Paul McCartney, Mary J. Blige, the Beach Boys, Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Eagles, Katy Perry and many more.
SPECIAL EDITION BADGE
Every speaker in this epic series will feature an exclusive Klipsch and Capitol Records insignia to commemorate this monumental partnership.
FREE VINYL ALBUM
Each Klipsch Capitol Records special edition speaker includes a free redemption code for an album of your choice from The Sound of Vinyl.
PROFESSIONALLY TUNED STEREO SOUND
The Capitol Three is a stereo tabletop system featuring two 2 1/4" full range drivers and a 5.25" long-throw woofer, bi-amplified for audio resolution and professionally tuned by Klipsch acousticians to deliver a premium audio experience.
SUPERIOR BASS REFLEX
In addition to the active 5.25" long-throw woofer, The Three also features dual opposed 5.25" passive radiators to deliver enhanced bass reflex.
WIRELESS MULTI-ROOM READY
The Capitol Three tabletop stereo system is part of the Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room System, which is an all-encompassing solution for distributing your music throughout your home. Listen to your favorite internet radio stations, streaming services, personal digital music library, and CDs, DVDs, etc.
CONNECTS TO ANY SOURCE
The Three includes audio input connections for Wi-Fi (for Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room Audio System), Bluetooth®, Analog, 3.5mm miniplug, Phono Pre-Amp, and USB Type B audio. So go ahead, connect your turntable, computer, CD player, smartphone, or tablet and enjoy superior stereo sound from a beautifully crafted tabletop stereo system.
Leave your phone in another room? No problem. Control your Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room devices from your Apple or Android watch.
Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.$599.00Capitol Three Special Edition Speaker - 2 Colors Available Buy Now
The Cost Of LivingFor The Revelations, their latest offering, The Cost Of Living (Decision/Sony RED), is a labor of love years in the making. Since they first came on the scene in 2008 with their Deep Soul EP(Decision), Brooklyn, NY's The Revelations have represented a twenty-first-century take on classic soul-one which shows reverence for the masters, but with a uniquely modern sensibility-a sound The New York Times' Jon Pareles calls "revivalism without poses or quotation marks".
On The Cost Of Living, Rell Gaddis assumes the lead vocal duties previously provided by Tre Williams. This is by no means Rell's debut with The Revelations, however. Rell has been part of the group's writing team from their onset, and performed with the band for years, even contributing lead vocals to "It's Too Late" from their 2009 album The Bleeding Edge (Decision). Since being signed to Jay-Z's Roc-a-fella Records back in 1997, Rell has had a prolific singing and writing career, creating his own records, as well as penning and lending vocals to songs featuring artists Usher (Rell wrote Usher's #1 RnB Hit Here I Stand), Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mary J Blige, and many more.
This workman-like mentality is pervasive throughout the band as well. The Revelations feature Wes Mingus on guitar, Gintas Janusonis on drums, and newcomer Ben Zwerin on bass. Each accomplished performing and session musicians in their own right, The Revelations have combined to provide music for icons such as the Wu-Tang Clan and Lee "Scratch" Perry, as well as soul royalty Otis Clay, Willie Clayton, Benny Latimore, and Swamp Dogg.
The distinctive blues/rock/soul sound of The Cost Of Living was recorded at soul mecca Royal Studios in Memphis, TN, produced by Bob Perry with Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell, as well as The Revelations themselves. For this project, the band is joined by Stax and Hi Records session legends Bobby Manuel (guitar), Lester Snell (keyboards), and Charles Hodges (organ). Lyrically, The Cost Of Living weaves tales of perseverance despite hardship. From the opening track, "Mama", about a single mother scrounging to raise her children, to the jaded optimism of "It's Ok", the pragmatism of "Money Makes The World Go 'Round", and the heart-broken disillusionment of the soul classic "Got To Use My Imagination", The Revelations continue their tradition of presenting blues topics with soul music's urgency.
The Revelations' engaging and energetic live performances continue to win over audiences from Brooklyn to the Mississippi Delta to California and beyond, creating fans such as A-listers B.B. King, Bobby Womack and Stevie Wonder in the process. This is new, true soul music with a sharp, modern edge.
Rell Gaddis - Lead Vocals
Wes Mingus - Guitar and Vocals
Ben Zwerin - Bass
Gintas Janusonis - Drums, Percussion and Vocals
Bobby Manuel - Guitar
Charles Hodges - Organ
Lester Snell - Piano and Keyboards
Meah Pace & Halley Hiatt - Background Vocals
The Royal Horns
Produced by Bob Perry, Lawrence Boo Mitchell and The Revelations
Recorded at Royal Studios, Memphis TN
Mixed and Mastered by Arnold Mischkulnig1. Mama
2. Why When Love Is Gone
4. It's Okay
5. Money Makes The World Go 'Round
6. The Game of Love
7. This Time
8. Got To Use My Imagination$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The MugicianGrammy Award winner, Keyon Harrold, one of the world's most sought-after genre-bending trumpeters, will release The Mugician via Legacy Recordings/Mass Appeal Records.
Long known as the artist's artist - he has worked with Maxwell, Common, BeyoncÉ, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Eminem and a long list of the world's top musical icons - The New York-based musician now takes center stage with a captivating LP that ponders the fears and frustrations of a divided country while yearning for justice and peace.
As the word "Mugician" is an impromptu hybrid of words, this album is an accumulation of Keyon's eclectic tastes, with stylistic twists and turns everywhere taking cues from jazz, hip-hop, blues, rock, reggae, and rap. The new LP features an all-star list of collaborators, including Gary Clark Jr., Big K.R.I.T., Bilal, Pharoahe Monch and Robert Glasper. From spiritual chants and soulful singing to bombastic expressions of frustration and melodic pleas for understanding, Keyon's arrangements color the different ways to hear the world in 2017.
If there are echoes of Miles Davis in Keyon's style and sound, it's no mere coincidence; Keyon played the trumpet sound of Don Cheadle playing Davis in his 2015 biopic Miles Ahead and on its Grammy-winning soundtrack. Don reflects on this and the birth of The Mugician, the nickname that came from that project, in the liner notes, which he contributed to the album.
Ferguson holds a large presence throughout The Mugician. The instrumental "MB Lament" is a tribute to Michael Brown as strings echo a smoking gun while the bass line repeats over and over, reminiscent of the frequency of gun violence and systemic police brutality. "When Will It Stop" answers the calling of "MB Lament" as actor and comedian Guy Torry, also from the St. Louis area, uses humor to confront bigotry, sexism, racism, and more while Keyon leads a driving groove. And on "Circus Show," Keyon and Gary Clark Jr. trade verses and hooks while trying to make sense of America's "Broken" newscast over the repeated phrase "What's going on?"
Themes of home and family loom large on The Mugician. With nine brothers and seven sisters, several of whom are also accomplished musicians, Keyon considers family essential; the album opener "Voicemail" features Keyon's own mother encouraging her son to stay true to himself and to never give up in the face of trials and tribulations. The Mugician is Keyon upholding his mother's wisdom.
Keyon Harrold has become one of the most sought-after trumpeters in the world having been featured on nearly 100 albums spanning jazz, R&B, pop, gospel, blues, and hip-hop. Harrold has recorded with the world's leading artists from Maxwell to Keith Richards and has toured with music's most bold-faced names including BeyoncÉ, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Common, Maxwell, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, D'Angelo and the Vanguard, and more. In 2016, Keyon released "Running (Refugee Song)" in collaboration with songwriting partner Andrea Pizziconi as part of their initiative Compositions for a Cause. The song, also featuring Grammy Award-winning rapper Common and Grammy Award-winning singer Gregory Porter was included on Billboard's list of "6 Songs Offering Hope & Perspective During Immigration Ban" this past January.
Legacy Recordings and Mass Appeal Records have combined their creative and marketing resources in a first-of-its-kind collaboration on behalf of Keyon Harrold's, The Mugician. "We couldn't be more proud of signing Keyon Harrold and of the album he's made," said Adam Block, President of Legacy Recordings."We're especially excited by the record's range of repertoire and the broadness of Keyon's appeal. Working with Mass Appeal, who've long been champions of Keyon's, exponentially expands our ability to reach fans with Key's music and the creativity and channels with which we'll do that."1. Voicemail (feat. Shirley Harrold)
2. The Mugician (feat. Josh David Barrett)
3. MB Lament
4. When Will It Stop? (feat. Guy Torry)
5. Wayfaring Traveler (feat. Jermaine Holmes, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Robert Glasper)
6. Stay This Way (feat. Bilal and Big K.R.I.T.)
8. Her Beauty Through My Eyes (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
9. Ethereal Souls
10. Broken News (feat. Andrea Pizziconi)
11. Circus Show (feat. Gary Clark Jr.)
12. Bubba Rides Again$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now